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Marrying in Portugal

The Algarve is one of the most popular wedding destinations, hardly surprising given the natural beauty of this idyllic location.

Portugal is a wonderful country in which to get married, partly because it is liberal enough to allow couples to choose their own marital regimes. Same-sex marriages are also perfectly legal.

At Hilton Vilamoura hotel, we offer three different types of Algarve wedding.

Symbolic Ceremony: A Symbolic Ceremony holds no legal validity. The advantages of this ceremony are that it can be personalized to suit each couple. Hilton Vilamoura wedding planner will happily help to create a bespoke event for your individual needs and wishes.

Civil Wedding: A civil wedding can be held in any Algarve location that you desire. The format of the ceremony is a legal reading of a contract stating your names, date of birth, and address; you will also need your passport number. By law the ceremony must be read in Portuguese, and then translated into English.

Church Wedding: Portugal is a deeply Catholic country, and every Portuguese town and village has its own beautiful Catholic church. You don’t have to be a Catholic to get married in one of these churches however; as long as the state of Portugal recognizes your religion, you may be legally married in one. Church Weddings are equally inviting for Catholic Weddings as those of The Church of England.

An administration fee will be charged.